Joseph G. Sebastian, Jr., 81 of Park Ridge, passed away peacefully on November 23, 2019 with his loving family by his side. He was born in Evanston, to Joseph and Magdalene Sebastian (nee Pleiss). Joe lived his whole life in Park Ridge. He was the oldest brother of Lynne, Carol, Don and Cindy. After graduating from St George’s High School, Joe earned a B.S. in Business from Loyola University. Joe was a third generation owner of Sebastian Co. Real Estate, which his grandfather founded in Park Ridge in 1930. Joe joined his dad in the real estate business right after he graduated from college and was named Realtor of the Year in 1980. He was involved with Park Ridge Lions Club for many years and always enjoyed doing the annual Lions Club Candy Day.
Joe was a life long member of St. Paul of the Cross Church. He was baptized, attended grammar school, and was active in the parish. Joe and his wife, Joan Sebastian (nee Schmid) were married on December 1, 1962 and enjoyed 56 wonderful years together. Since Joe was 14, he loved going to Powers Lake in Wisconsin where his parents had a cottage. He loved boats and being on the lake. Joe spent his retirement years spending time at his cottage on Powers Lake, golfing, and attending all types of his grandchildren’s sports and performances.
He is survived by his wife, Joan, his four daughters and son-in-laws, Beth and Mike Ryan of Mount Prospect, Anne and Don Edwards of Chicago, Karen and Michael Haaning of Mount Prospect and Julie and Bill Price of Fairfield, CT, his nine grandchildren, Katie Ryan, Alexandra, Annabel and Danny Edwards, Maggie, Michelle and Carly Haaning, and Gabby and Ellie Price, his siblings Lynne (Tom) Mikulina, Carol (Bruce) MacKenzie, Donald (Kathleen) Sebastian and Cynthia (Ray) Kennedy and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation is Tuesday, November 26, 3-8 p.m., at Ryan-Parke Funeral Home, 120 S. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge. Funeral is Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. prayers from funeral home, to St. Paul of the Cross Church. Mass 10 a.m. Entombment is at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to a charity of your choice are appreciated.